NCSI stated that cruise ships brought 187,000 tourists to the sultanate till May, an improve of 48 per cent compared to the identical period of 2018.
As per NCSI, leading 5 nationalities comprised Germans (68,976), Britons (21,886), Italians (16,274), Spanish (10,341) and Americans (eight,264).
Meanwhile, Oman’s ports received 298 cruise ships in the course of 2018-19. This is an improve of 106 more than the quantity of tourist ships which arrived in 2017-18.
The quantity of cruise ships that arrived at Port Sultan Qaboos was 147, whilst Port of Khasab port received 72 and Port of Salalah 79.
The quantity of tourists who arrived on cruise ships in 2018 was 193,467. This year, the quantity is anticipated to attain 220,000.
The Ministry of Tourism is producing efforts to attract significant cruise ships to get in touch with on at sultanate’s ports so that the nation can strongly emerges as a leading cruise location in the planet.
The Omani ports obtain tourists from numerous nations. They come to the sultanate to take pleasure in its beauty and to discover about the culture, traditions and heritage. They also want to take pleasure in the diverse Omani atmosphere. The period in between October and April is the time when the quantity of cruise ship arrivals improve.
The ministry organises, in cooperation with nearby agents, a quantity of entertainment activities for tourists arriving on these ships.
Information Source: Muscat Daily